1976 and 15 year old Margie Whooten is trying to figure out who she is and where she fits. While sat in a hospital waiting room an older woman winks and leaves her novel behind, clearly intending Margie to pick it up. So begins Margie’s journey into adulthood; she isn’t alone both in her feelings and her strained relationship with her mum.
R.E. Bradshaw is an excellent writer whose thriller series is one of the best and whose romances will always sweep you off your feet. This new novella, clearly intended as a series, brings us a charming coming of age story. The characters are well drawn and engaging, not perfect but real, recognisable. Their individual journeys will hit a nerve and are cleverly interspersed with flashback historical moments that will bring back many memories.
As always the setting is an integral part of the tale and we are once again taken to the sea-shores of the outer banks where Margie surfs, fishes and runs wild as we could in those more innocent days. Full of lessons from both heartache and her older crush, many of us will wish we had had such a mentor.
Charming reading – looking forward to more.
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